Posts in everyday
My Jams

Music. The universal language of emotions, stories, inspiration and good feels!

I’m happy to share my playlist with you on Spotify. It’s free to stream and I’ll probably add to it as time goes on. If you follow the playlist, you’ll get the updates as well. Listen to it when you need some new sounds and when you just want to be uplifted and feel happy!

Read More
I Want You To #existinphotos

Back in 2014, Sue Bryce, an accomplished portrait photographer, started the #ExistInPhotos movement. Sue explained that her idea came from reflection on a time in her life when she did not like being photographed because she didn’t like the way she looked. She confessed that she “understood the power of not being able to see myself. I understood the power of not thinking I was good enough to have a photograph of my life.”

Read More
Things I learned this winter

It’s that time of year again. A solstice is around the corner and I’m reflecting on the season that’s coming to a close. While I pride myself on being a “winter person” I’m not sure I’m a Germany Winter person! The winters here aren’t as magical as they are in upstate NY. In fact, they are kind of depressing and just gross enough that you can’t do anything fun! In upstate NY there might be 4 feet of snow on the ground, but the roads were clear, the sun was out, and there was sledding to be done and Target trips to be made! In Germany the winters are dreary and too cold to be outside but with no snow. Depressed yet? Well lucky for us it is almost Spring!

Read More
Click to Love - 3/6/2019 - A Round-Up of Things I Like On The Internet

Hi friends! I thought I’d start a new blog series where I round-up some things I’m currently loving. I haven’t decided if it’ll be a weekly or monthly or even a regularly thing. It might be scheduled - it might be when the mood strikes! But if there is one thing I like to do, it’s give advice… and thrust my opinions on others! I think it’s the big sister in me that thinks I know everything, or at least the best things!

Read More
Composing Your Everyday Photos - With Any Camera

I pulled some of my favorite everyday photos from my personal albums and I picked them apart to tell you why they work. I’ll tell you why the composition makes it a great photo and tools you can use to compose great photos yourself - no matter what camera you are using! These rules apply to cell phone cameras, fancy expensive digital cameras and even disposable film cameras!

Read More
Madrid with Kids

We decided when we first moved to Germany that we would invest more in experiences than physical things. That means for each birthday, we travel to a new place for a vacation! Maddie has the first birthday of the year and she picked Spain! She actually did. We gave her the choice of Portugal or Spain and she picked Spain! She didn’t know why she picked it… probably because it was easier to pronounce! So we booked a trip to the Spanish capital of Madrid!

Read More
Mobile Photography - How to Edit Like a Pro

I’m a big believer in the idea that the best camera is the one you have with you. DSLR cameras are big and heavy. Even I don’t carry mine around everywhere! Cell phone cameras are high quality these days. You can take excellent photos with them and capture all the memories and moments without fiddling with settings or lugging around a heavy piece of equipment. Just this past weekend I only used my iPhone on a trip to a museum in Wiesbaden. Photos with a phone are quick and non-intrusive and it slides away easily so you can get back to participating in the moment.

Read More
Things I learned this fall

This fall has been my craziest yet! The first few months of this little business has been super busy and crazy rewarding! Thank you to my family for supporting my dreams and my weekend workdays. Thank you to my friends for telling everyone they know about my work. And thank you to the families who trusted me with their time and their memories.

Read More